Touring for any professional musician can be challenging. But for concert pianists, it’s also about adapting to a new instrument at every stop.
As part of an occasional series called Tools of the Trade, about performers and their relationship to the tools that make their work possible, I talked to Ohlsson during rehearsals on a rare Steinway piano in the home of Cynthia Siebert. Also a pianist, Siebert is the founder and president of The Friends of Chamber Music.
Place: Rehearsal in Cynthia Siebert's Brookside home with a Steinway Model C Concert Grand built in 1881.
WATCH: Watch this video to hear Ohlsson talk about how practicing the piano is similar to training for a marathon, and to see the rare Steinway in action.